Elementary Education Faculty Advisor University of California, Los Angeles
Requisition Number: JPF04477
Open date: April 10th, 2019 Next review date:Monday, May 13, 2019 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time) Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee. Final date: Sunday, Jun 30, 2019 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time) Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.
TYPE OF POSITION: Other, Academic (50-100% time)
DESCRIPTION: The Elementary Faculty Advisor works with graduate level students enrolled in the UCLA Teacher Education Program. Candidates in TEP pursue a preliminary teaching credential and a Master's degree in Education. Faculty advisors are professional program faculty who support the learning of teacher education students through teaching and field support. They also contribute to the development of the TEP Program through committee work and their work in communities and schools.
QUALIFICATIONS (Required): The qualified candidate must have experience with professional teacher education programs as well as K-12 schooling. Expertise in elementary literacy instruction is required. The successful candidate must have demonstrated an interest in educational reform in urban schooling, and have experience with blending theory and practice in educational environments. Qualified candidates must demonstrate excellence in the teaching of pre-service and beginning teachers.
Commitment to promoting social justice in urban schools
Master's degree required.
Minimum of 5 years elementary school teaching experience in urban school settings (preferably teaching in California)
Expertise in elementary literacy instruction
Experience in instructional leadership and providing professional development
Understanding of critical theory and transformative pedagogies
Understanding of current policies and initiatives influencing public schools
Understanding and experience with current curriculum
Ability to clearly articulate the connections among educational theory, research and classroom practice
Automobile and valid CA driver's license required
Ability to supervise bilingual candidates in the field (Spanish)
Bilingual authorization strongly preferred
Experience in supervising student teachers
Experience in teaching single-subject principles and elementary methods
RESPONSIBILITIES: Teaching: The Elementary Faculty Advisor will engage in teaching different types of courses; including seminars, content methods, education foundations and signature academic courses. Each faculty advisor teaches quarterly. Seminar provides opportunities for students to bring together what they are learning in their coursework and in the field.
Methodology courses focus on developing students' content-specific pedagogies. Foundations courses, such as language acquisition, educational psychology, and social foundations and cultural diversity, help students deepen their understanding of theories of learning and urban schooling.
Field Support: The Elementary Faculty Advisor is required to provide regular, on-site field support for TEP students. He/she is responsible for supervising and coordinating all field activities for his/her students.
TEP Program Support:
Committee work: The Elementary Faculty Advisor participates in committee work to support UCLA TEP and attends all TEP Meetings.
Connections: The Elementary Faculty Advisor serves as a liaison between the university and the K-12 communities it serves. He/she is responsible for developing relationships with partnership schools and districts, including meeting regularly with school/community partners to inform program improvement.
Curriculum: The Elementary Faculty Advisor is responsible for working in partnership with the TEP team to design curriculum in response to state and federal standards, guidelines, and mandates and the grant.
SALARY: Commensurate with qualifications and experience
TERM OF APPOINTMENT: July 1 - June 30, 2019 with possibility of renewal. Hiring is contingent upon approval of funding.
DEADLINE: Review of applications will begin May 10. All applications will be considered until position is filled.
Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
Sample course syllabi - Course syllabi for any college-level courses you have taught
Sample teaching evaluations - Teaching evaluations for any college-level courses you have taught
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The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.
UCLA offers a comprehensive benefits package, including an average of three weeks' vacation per year; an average of 12 days per year sick leave; 13 paid holidays per year; health, dental and optical benefits; life insurance; disability insurance; the University of California Retirement Plan with 5 year vesting and various voluntary UC Savings Plans. There are also special programs and privileges available, such as accessibility to cultural and recreational programs, athletic events, and the University Credit Union.